Hughton Points The Finger At Sloppy Defending!

Last updated : 22 September 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
Yet, with Claudio Caçapa pressed into a holding midfield role by the absence of the suspended Danny Guthrie and Joey Barton, United had an extra defender in their line-up.

Chris Hughton: "We have a great group of lads and felt we had a team on the pitch that was good enough to get a result.

"We had to play a central defender in centre midfielder, which was a blow to us, but still we felt we could contain them.

"We knew they would have a spring in their step because they had a new manager but despite that, we cannot defend like we did.

"Every circumstance is different, the only thing we can do is react to the circumstances of the moment and the circumstances here are no different to what they were a few days ago.

"At some stage they will be resolved but at this stage nobody knows in what way."